Soil Degradation, Conservation and Remediation

Authors: Osman, Khan Towhid

  • Leads the reader from the basics to a comprehensive understanding of soil degradation, conservation and remediation
  • Study questions at the end of each chapter reinforce concepts
  • Written in an easy-to-follow, logical style
  • Special focus on causes, processes and impacts of soil degradation
  • Emphasizes the measures to effect soil conservation and remediation
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About this book

In view of the grave consequences of soil degradation on ecosystem functions, food security, biodiversity and human health, this book covers the extent, causes, processes and impacts of global soil degradation, and processes for improvement of degraded soils. Soil conservation measures, including soil amendments, decompaction, mulching, cover cropping, crop rotation, green manuring, contour farming, strip cropping, alley cropping, surface roughening, windbreaks, terracing, sloping agricultural land technology (SALT), dune stabilization, etc., are discussed. Particular emphasis is given to soil pollution and the methods of physical, chemical and biological remediation of polluted soils. This book will lead the reader from the basics to a comprehensive understanding of soil degradation, conservation and remediation.

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“The book … ‘give lucid accounts of the principal processes of soil degradation, its effects on soil quality, plant production and human health, and methods of improvement of degraded soils’. … the book is interesting to the graduate and undergraduate students in Soil Science, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as it provides complete aspect of soil degradation supplemented with many color plates of the real issues and a lot of self study questions at the end of each unit.” (P. C. Abhilash, Journal of Cleaner Production, April, 2015)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Degradation, Conservation and Remediation
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7590-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7590-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7589-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0280-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 237
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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